Open Monumentendag 2017 (EN)
Open Monumentendag 2017
Saturday 9 September
On Saturday 9 September you can visit Museum Meermanno | Huis van het boek for free during the Open Monumentendag! Come and experience how monks in the Middle Ages copied books with a quill.
On Saturday, you are welcome from 12.00 to 16.30. You do not have to make a reservation.
Please note: you can only visit Museum Meermanno on Saturday September 9th for free. Please check here for our normal entrance fees.
The workshop is free for visitors to the museum
More about the museum building
After the death of its resident Baron van Westreenen in 1848, his house became a Museum for his collections of books, manuscripts, paintings and antiquities. The Baron had been a collector from an early age and had managed to add numerous books from his cousin Johan Meerman’s collection to his own. To honour both Meerman’s and his own collection, he stipulated in his will that the name 'Museum Meermanno- Westreenianum' was to be put on the building’s façade. Museum Meermanno has an original eighteenth – and nineteenth-century interior. The walls of the rooms on the ground floor are covered with eighteenth-century hand printed wallpaper.